The NOPD arrested Dante Frazier (pictured, black male, DOB: 10-4-1979) in the investigation of an incident that occurred on November 6, 2021 at the intersection of Saint Claude and Franklin avenues.
At about 10:39 p.m., NOPD Fifth District units responded to the location on a call for service regarding an unknown male inside a vehicle with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers ordered the driver to pull the vehicle into a nearby parking lot and ordered him to exit the vehicle. Once the subject exited the vehicle, he refused to comply with the officers’ orders to show his hands and began to flee while armed with a rifle. There was an exchange of gunfire between the male subject and the officers as the suspect attempted to evade the officers. A perimeter was established, and the subject – positively identified as Frazier – was apprehended a short time later. He was found to have sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and was transported via EMS to a local hospital for treatment. No additional injuries were reported in this incident.
Upon release from the hospital, Frazier was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer.
Per NOPD policy in instances where an NOPD officer’s service weapon is discharged, NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau Force Investigation Team is handing the investigation of this incident.
Additionally, the NOPD is enacting its video release policy regarding critical use-of-force incidents. This includes review of department body-worn and/or in-car camera footage of this incident for possible release.
NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau Force Investigation Team can be reached at 504-658-6800 with any information that can assist in this investigation.